Shulman Family Law Group is one of Southern California’s leading family law advocates. We represent and advise sophisticated clients in all aspects of divorce, including asset division, cross-border custody enforcement and the best interest of the children. We also assist with adoptions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and the rights of same-sex couples.
Shulman Family Law Group represents a high caliber of clients—professionals, business executives and sports and show business celebrities—whose livelihoods depend on confidentiality and professionalism. We have earned a reputation for maintaining our clients’ privacy while obtaining favorable resolutions, in large part because of our achievements in using the private judging mediation alternative and litigation, when necessary. From divorce and custody cases to adoption and surrogacy issues, we regularly work with clients, and their affiliated professionals, to provide counsel with minimum fuss and away from the eyes of the public.
Families are increasingly mobile, multicultural and multi-residential. When divorce and child custody enter the mix, the prevailing laws and enforcement of them create enormous challenges. As the firm’s President and Principle Attorney, Maya Shulman has unique experience in international and interstate family cases, including child custody move aways and jurisdictional controversies across the United States and worldwide. Maya is multilingual (fluent in Russian and conversant in Latvian, Polish, Czech, Ukrainian and Italian) and uses a vast network of global family law professionals when representing clients whose diverse backgrounds includes Israel, the Middle East, South America and Europe.
Family law is our sole practice focus. We bring decades of collective experience in divorce, asset division, custody, adoption, surrogacy and same-sex issues. Active in California’s divorce bar, we are known as ardent negotiators in settlement forums, respected among judges and stand toe-to-toe with the most prominent divorce attorneys in California, a groundbreaking state for family law. Maya Shulman writes extensively on emerging issues in family law, including celebrity privacy, and contributed to the book Strategies for Family Law in California, 2015 ed.
Our clients frequently ask, “How much will this cost?” and “How long will it take?” We take those concerns as seriously as our clients do. Shulman Family Law Group commits to effective client communication, preferring practical not protracted tactics and strategies. We favor a resolution approach focused on a positive endgame, life after divorce.
Highly rated by peers as successful litigators, trusted counselors and respected mediators, our attorneys and family law professionals are responsive and easy to contact. We represent clients from across Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Maya Shulman is AV-rated Preeminent* and has been selected repeatedly as a Southern California Super Lawyer. She is a sought-after commentator on prominent family law matters and evolving law.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories—legal ability and general ethical standards.